The logo of the first Arab long-duration astronaut mission has been revealed.
It depicts an astronaut looking at a drawing of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – the UAE’s founding father.
The logo also shows part of the Earth and the International Space Station (ISS) alongside the names of the mission and astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi.
The mission is scheduled to take-off on February 26 from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
It will see Al Neyadi spend six months on the orbiting ISS science laboratory, conducting 19 scientific experiments alongside an educational and outreach programme.
He will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with three other crew members, including two Nasa astronauts.
During a panel discussion on Thursday, the 41-year-old opened up about preparing for the long-haul mission.
Responding to a question posed by Dubai Eye 103.8’s The Agenda, he revealed some of the personal items that he will be carrying to space.
.. Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi, Mission Specialist, Primary Crew, Crew-6, and Astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori, Mission Specialist, Backup Crew, Crew-6. pic.twitter.com/1lwrAD8ELU
— MBR Space Centre (@MBRSpaceCentre) February 2, 2023